“Mr. Lamoglia seems to be one of the first tenor sax players from Cuba to really have some direct influence from Coltrane, but with a particular language based in the Afro-Cuban traditions.” Billboard Magazine
Felipe Lamoglia is a Grammy Award-winner Artist, a Saxophonist, composer and arranger. Born and educated in Cuba, he started to play saxophone at the age of 8 years old at the Conservatory of Arts in HOLGUIN, with Alejandro Granado and Humberto Pino, he also studied during the middle School in Camaguey, with teachers Roberto Benitez and Alfred Thompson. Felipe went to the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) in Habana where he studied classical music with Miguel Villafruela. By the age of 18, he performed several gigs with Cuba’s popular band, NG La Banda.
In 1992 he moved to Brazil, where he lived for seven years and absorbed the country’s musical and spiritual wealth, playing with great artists such as Raul de Souza, Edsel Gomez, Cuca Teixeira, and others. He also played with trombonist Bocato, recording two albums and participating in the Montreux Jazz Festival on 1999. This same year Felipe relocated to the United States, where he immediately began performing with locals artist including few engages with the Band of the late Cuban idol Celia Cruz.
In 2001 Felipe began playing regularly with Arturo Sandoval’s Band, performing all over the world and recording different albums such as Trumpet Evolution, and two DVD releases: Live at the Blue Note NYC and Live at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. He contributed as arranger, composer and co-producer for Arturo Sandoval's Grammy- winning album Rumba Palace, released in 2008 by Telarc Records.
Around 2004 Felipe joined Gonzalo Rubalcaba & The New Cuban Quartet” recording his Grammy nominated album, "Paseo" (Blue Note Records), also traveling around Canada, Brazil, Europe and USA, Performing at Dizzy’s Coca Cola club in NYC. In 2006 Mr Lamoglia arranged and played on Ignacio Berroa’s debut album “Codes”, also released by Blue Note and nominated for a Grammy.
Throughout the years he has continued to develop his solo work releasing his first solo CD “DImensions” in 2007. Recorded in Brazil featuring Hiovanni Hidalgo, Armando Gola, Ignacio Berroa, Cuca Teixeira, Pepe Cisneros. The album incorporated Felipe’s Afro-Cuban roots with a blend of Brazilian music and straight-ahead jazz.
In 2009 he recorded with Eldar Djangirov on his album “Virtue” released by Sony Music, participating of several concerts at Blue Note Club and Clearwater Jazz Festival.
Along the years Felipe Lamoglia has shared the stage with musical giants such as Herbie Hancock, Conrad Herwick, Edsel Gomez, John Patituchi, Joe Lovano, Ed Simon, Davis Sanchez, Miguel Zenon, Horacio Hernandez “El Negro, Giovani Hidalgo, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Eldar Djangirov, Dafnis Prieto, Ignacio Berroa and many others, participating in major jazz festivals in United States and Europe, including JVC, Playboy, Newport, Heineken Jazz, Red Sea, and venues such as Blue Note, Iridium, Jazz Standard, Yoshi's, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Zinc Bar and more.
In January of 2013 Felipe performed at the Guzman Center for the Performing Arts at The University Of Miami, Together with The Frost School Jazz Orchestra he played an original material all written by Mr Lamoglia.
That same year he participated as special guest at Manguinhos Jazz Festivals in Victoria Espirito Santos, and Amazonas Jazz Festival, both celebrated in Brazil, Also teaching and offering masterclasses.
Felipe have been playing regularly since 2007 with Mr. Dafnis Prieto Sextet, performing around USA and Europe, in NYC they recently played fourth consecutive nights at Jazz Standard Club, also recording Danis Prieto’s newest album entitled “ Triangles and Circles”
In April 31/2014 Felipe traveled with his Quintet to Haiti International Jazz Day sharing the stage with Mr Paquito D' Rivera, also on this year he recorded on the first solo album of Carlos Henriquez “The bronx Pyramid” , a talented bassist of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orquestra directed by Winton Marsalis .
At moment Felipe have been playing with his Quintet at the most relevant jazz clubs in Miami, like The popular Van Dyke Cafe, Le Chat Noir also performing recently in NYC’s Zinc Bar, this year he is releasing his newest album
“NOSTALGIA” available thru iTunes, amazon.com